Thursday, 5 October 2017

The Duck Returns. . . . . . . . .With Fruit

Good morning guys and gals, hope you are all well. I say guys, as I have to say welcome to Henry who has dipped his toe in The Pond. Thank you Henry!

Apologies for my absence but I have been hidden under the duvet for the past few days with a nasty cold (I'm not sure that there is an un-nasty cold but you know what I mean lol!!!).
It was my own fault for opening my big beak at the doctors on Friday.

I had gone to get my last blood test results and was very happy to be told that my thyroid had improved, my B12 had improved, my cholesterol was good, no sign of diabetes and the anaemia was gone..........hurrah!!!
I then asked if I should have the flu jab as the receptionist had mentioned it. After discussion about benefits against risks (there was a potential problem with the anticoagulants) it was decided I wouldn't have it, as I also joyfully proclaimed that I hadn't had a cold for over 12 months..............then it was all downhill from there.

I woke up Saturday morning at 4am with a raging sore throat and by 8am my nose was running like a tap. Needless to say, I didn't get to Stoneleigh (sorry Karen and Anne). I stayed under a blanket watching the GP Qually on Saturday and same on Sunday for the GP. By Monday, I was feeling rougher than a badgers chuff and coughing like Steptoe.

Finally feeling a bit better now and glad that this time I didn't end up in hospital.

Now, on the unwell note, I remembered that I hadn't shown this card that I made for blogging buddy Darnell a couple of months ago when she was having to have another operation. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing it now. 

White, yellow and green card
Sentiment typed up on the computer
Foliage die
Lemons made from oval die cuts trimmed into lemon shapes and embossed with a small embossing tool 

Sorry about the lighting on this last photo.

This is very CAS for me but anyone who knows Darnell knows that she has an amazing sense of humour and is a very funny lady, so it only seemed fitting that I should send a humorous card.

After the 18 months I've had, its a good mantra for me too lol!!!

Hopefully, that is normal blogging service now being resumed. 

Didn't get to see Mr L on Saturday either before he jetted off to Greece. Hopefully its nice and warm and he's making good use of his Speedos.

That's me for now, so until next time, be good and stay well.

Ang x stock arriving at the website this week and special offers too so, those who have subscribed to newsletters, keep an eye on your inbox.


  1. Morning Ang, glad to hear the good results and sorry to hear about the cold. Hope you are tons better now. Love this card, it is really quirky and funny, and it has just reminded me that Hubs asked me to make a get well card. Better get my little .... into gear. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  2. Hi Ang
    Good news on the results , shame about the cold and pleased you are now feeling better . Lovely card it made me smile as i have taken to drinking Lemon tea .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  3. Morning Ang, great card, and so pleased to hear that your hospital results are good but sorry to hear about your cold.

  4. Good to have you back, Ang! This is a really fun card and I am sure Darnell loved it.

    Anne (Northampton)

  5. Morning Ang,
    Poor you, hope you are felling better now.
    Love the card.

  6. Hi Ang, oh poor you, that's just sod's law isn't it. Hope you are feeling much better now.
    I love your card, so fresh and clean. Great sentiment and I love the wee lemon dies. You take care, hugs Kate x

  7. Sorry to hear you've been poorly, hope you're on the mend now.
    Just love that sentiment and so perfect for you and Darnell! !!

  8. Sorry to hear you've been poorly, hope you're on the mend now.
    Just love that sentiment and so perfect for you and Darnell! !!

  9. Good morning Ang, so sorry to read you have been unwell but at least on the positive side your visit to the doctors was positive - got to look at the glass half full and all that!! love the card you made Darnell - me, I'd prefer the gin and tonic with it as well!! Shame you didn't get to Stoneleigh though. I was waiting to see what goodies you bought. However I am looking forward now to the new additions to your web site though I am off tomorrow with my friends for our annual crafty weekend retreat so may be next week before I can look as the house we rent is in the middle of nowhere across the border into Norfolk and mobile reception is a bit hit and miss. Quite a good race after all on Sunday wasn't it. I will have to tape this weekend and hope I don't hear anything about it as one of our party always insists on having the news on despite there never being anything good to hear!! My mind is playing tricks on me now trying to imagine John in his speedos. Interesting vision is all I will say. Anyway take care my friend and have a good weekend love from Jackie xx

  10. Hello Ang,
    Love this card, it appeals to me but I hope I won't need another one for a very, very long time!!
    Good to hear that the blood tests results are all good - about time something was good for you - but sorry to hear about the cold.
    I am not thinking about John in his speedo's, it's not conducive to my well being ha ha.
    I hope I'm on your newsletter list, if not I'll have to do something about it!!
    Maureen x

  11. Hi Mrs D,Just love the sentiment,guaranteed to raise a smile.Glad about the results and hope the cold is on the way out now.Take care and stay healthy Love Barbara D xx

  12. Hi Ang, hope you're feeling a little better now, I've heard loads of people that have had a cold or felt rough after having their flu jab, so maybe it's a strong strain that they are giving everyone. Glad to hear the shop is doing well. The lemon card is ideal for anyone with a cold LOL !! Janice x

  13. So sorry you have been sick with a nasty cold. No fun there. I am very pleased for you in the great medical reports from your tests. You certainly deserve good news and much better health.

  14. Hello Ang,
    I love today's card! It really made me smile!even showed it to my husband - he laughed too! It's a great card!
    So sorry about your cold and all the things and people you missed but glad you are feeling better and that your test results were good!
    Take care,
    Love Myra xx

  15. Hi Ang,
    oh you must tempt fate saying about a cold.
    I did that a while ago and had the same outcome.
    Good news on the other hand about your other health probs.
    Let hope it all stays on tract.
    Love this wonderful card, and I'm sure knowing Darnell it was much appreciated.
    She sure does have a wonderful sense of humour.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Love today's card Ang. Glad all your results were good but sorry to hear about the cold. Not good are they. Hope you are on the mend now. Look forward to see what you have new on the website.

  17. Sport to hear you have not been well I think it's doing the rounds though. I hope you are feeling better. A great card I love the sentiment. I'll have to subscribe to your newsletter too xxx take care xx

  18. What a great card I'll bear it in mind when I need a cheerful get well card. There's a few sayings about Life serving you lemons.... get the gin out!

  19. Hi Ang! Tempting the Gods by saying you haven't had a cold in a year! So sorry it got you down. Hope you are feeling better now. I love the sentiment and it is perfect for Darnell's humor. Sorry I haven't been around the blog much. Husband retired 4 weeks ago and I must keep him busy or he will drive me crazy! I have him building a deck out back. When that's done I'll have to think of another project! Have a great day.

  20. Love it Ang.xxSlowly getting back to commenting after the influenza strain [aNNie]

  21. Glad you're feeling a bit better. Delicious looking lemons.

  22. Hi Ang

    Sorry to hear you have been suffering under the duvet!! Keep taking the pills!

    Love this card and especially the sentiment

    Take care!

    June x

  23. Sorry to hear you've been ill, hope you are feeling a little better by now. I loooooove this card. Hilarious!



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